Laura joins The Ghosts of Nothing again to share the journey and memory of Johnny B. Goode. (See previous collaboration)
The Ghosts of Nothing
In Memory of Johnny B. Goode – World Tour of Abandoned Gaol-Houses 2016/2017
Featuring Laura Purcell at The Tench, Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia).
Saturday 18 November 2017 6pm
The Tench, as it was known by its inhabitants, was the convict prisoners' barracks for Hobart Town. It originally spanned over two acres, and some 50,000 male convicts passed through the complex. Following the cessation of convict transportation, the site became Hobart Gaol for more than 100 years. Sections of the chapel were converted into two Supreme Courts connected by tunnels to the gaol. An execution yard and gallows were added.
About The Ghosts of Nothing
(aka Sean Lowry and Ilmar Taimre) seek to illustrate that the omnivorous voraciousness inherent in the world of a work of art is also evident in the world of a rock band. From trashed motel rooms to legendary music venues and fictional mythologies, the conceptual complex of a rock band is capable of accommodating an entire universe of non-musical objects, events and places.
Within this project, a pseudo-rock band becomes a conceptual vehicle through which activities performed by a diverse range of perceptual objects (including embodied events) enable the work to be experienced and conceived of as coterminous with its own constantly evolving world—a world of material/immaterial relationships, intermedial translations, deliberate mistranslations, and accidents of circumstance.